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Eight Roads Ventures Europe appoints Lucile Cornet to Partner

Lucile Cornet has been appointed Partner with , a firm focusing on startups in Europe and Israel. Cornet is its first female Partner. Eight Roads is backed by Fidelity and has over $6 billion assets under management globally. Cornet will be focusing on the software and fintech sectors and previously led a number of investments for the firm, having risen from Associate to Partner within five years. It’s an out of the ordinary career trajectory when VC is notorious for having a ‘no succession’ cu...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, Entrepreneurship, France, Israel, Tech, Economy, Companies, Frankfurt, Paris, BNP Paribas, Private Equity, Fidelity, Investment Banking, Eight Roads Ventures


Eight Roads Ventures Europe shifts its gears towards diversity, appointing Lucile Cornet to Partner

The world of European VC can post another win for diversity this week as Lucile Cornet is appointed Partner with , a firm focusing on startups in Europe and Israel. Cornet is its first female Partner. Eight Roads is backed by Fidelity and has over $6 billion assets under management globally. Cornet will be focusing on the software and fintech sectors and previously led a number of investments for the firm, having risen from Associate to Partner within five years. It’s an out of the ordinary car...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, Entrepreneurship, France, Israel, Tech, Economy, Companies, Frankfurt, Paris, BNP Paribas, Private Equity, Fidelity, Investment Banking, Eight Roads Ventures


Miami-based Ironhack raises $20 million for its coding bootcamps as demand for coders continues

Ironhack, a company offering programming bootcamps across Europe and North and South America, has raised $20 million in its latest round of funding. The Miami-based company with locations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Paris and Sao Paulo said it will use the money to build out more virtual offerings to compliment the company’s campuses. Over the next five years, 13 million jobs will be added to the tech industry in the U.S., according to Ironhack co-founder...
Tags: TC, Europe, Web Development, Mexico, Berlin, Tech, Barcelona, European Union, Companies, United States, Paris, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Miami, South America, Siemens


BREAKING: NRA Petitions For Bankruptcy; Plans Move To Texas

The beleaguered gun rights organization, The National Rifle Association, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to restructure in the state of Texas. Over the past few years, the NRA has come under fire for alleged financial mismanagement and the target of lawsuits and other civil actions. In August, the New York Attorney […] Read More … The post BREAKING: NRA Petitions For Bankruptcy; Plans Move To Texas appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Texas, News, Guns, Companies, Bankruptcy, Breaking News, Daily News, Nra, National Rifle Association


Truth To Power – TTAG Facebook Page Unpublished

On Monday, January 11, the social media giant Facebook unpublished the page owned by The Truth About Guns.  As a media platform, TTAG is known for news, reviews, editorials and political discussions surrounding the ownership of firearms in the United States. At the moment, it is unclear why the TTAG Facebook page was removed or […] Read More … The post Truth To Power – TTAG Facebook Page Unpublished appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Companies, United States, Editorial, Daily News, TTAG, The Truth About Guns, TTAG Facebook Page Unpublished, TTAG Facebook


PRESENTING: The 20 top companies to work for, according to 11 years of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list

Brad Coffey is the Chief Strategy Officer of HubSpot. Boston Globe/Getty Images Glassdoor just released its 13th annual Best Places to Work list, which uses employee feedback to rank  different companies. Insider found that some companies have frequently placed on the list over the years, and that these companies come from various industries, such as consulting firms and airlines. We analyzed 11 of the 13 years of results to find out which companies have been highly rated over the decade. ...
Tags: Google, Careers, America, Trends, Companies, Teaser, Southwest Airlines, Glassdoor, Bain Company, Brad Coffey, Best Place To Work, Madison Hoff, HubSpot Boston Globe


Drata raises $3.2M for its compliance audit platform

Drata, a startup that helps businesses get their SOC 2 compliance, today announced that it has raised a $3.2 million seed round led by Cowboy Ventures and that it is coming out of stealth. Other investors include Leaders Fund, SV Angel and a group of angel investors. Like similar services, Drata helps businesses automate a lot of the evidence collection as they prepare for a SOC 2 audit. The focus of the service is obviously on running tests against the SOC 2 framework to help businesses prepare...
Tags: TC, Business, Tech, Economy, Companies, Audit, Cloud Services, Cto, Cowboy Ventures, Netapp, Startup Company, Soc, Leaders Fund, Markowitz, Portfolium, Auditing


Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Air taxi startup Archer is partnering with automaker FCA on production of its electric aircraft

Archer, a company that’s looking to develop an airline of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for sue in urban transport, will work with automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in a new partnership to benefit from the latter’s expertise in engineering, design, supply chain and materials science. Archer aims to start production of its eVTOLs at scale beginning in 2023, with an initial unveiling to occur early this year. The new team-up will see FCA provide input that cont...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Supply Chain, Tech, Walmart, Companies, Palo Alto, Fca, Chrysler, Fiat, Archer, Mergers and Acquisitions, Airbus, Manufacturing, Engines


Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


BREAKING: CZ In Negotiations For Colt Acquisition

Colt, one of the oldest and most venerable names in US firearms manufacturing may be on the verge of being acquired by one of Europe’s leading brands. Česká Zbrojovka better known as CZ are well regarded for for their classic CZ 75 pistols, their bolt actions and most recently their new assault rifle BREN series as […] Read More … The post BREAKING: CZ In Negotiations For Colt Acquisition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Guns, US, Companies, Breaking News, Colt, CZ, Česká Zbrojovka, Firearms Manufacturers, Gun Brands


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off donations to Republican politicians that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats comple...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan and Citibank said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats completely. Last We...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


Marriott and Citi suspend political donations to GOP lawmakers who sided with Trump and objected to Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott and Citi have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.  Marriott and Citi are among the largest US companies to announce the will halt PAC donations to the GOP members who took part in the failed attempt to overturn the election. Companies including Microsoft, Google, GM, and Coca-Cola...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Missouri


Marriott is pulling donations to Republicans who voted to overturn the election, while JP Morgan and Citigroup are halting political donations altogether

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.  JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both the Republicans and Democrats completely. Last Wed...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


Marriott suspends political donations to GOP lawmakers who sided with Trump and objected to Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott has cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. The hotel chain said the decision was the result of last week's siege on the US Capitol by pro-Trump supporters. Marriott is one of the largest US companies to announce it was halting PAC donations to the GOP members who took part in the fai...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Missouri


2021 Price Increases for Federal, CCI and Speer Ammunition

Some price increases are coming to the ammunition market from some of your favorite ammunition manufacturers. The 2021 price increases are coming directly from Federal, CCI, and Speer ammunition as indicated by a letter that was put out by Vista Outdoors on the 4th of January. 2021 Price Increases for Federal, CCI, and Speer Ammunition […] Read More … The post 2021 Price Increases for Federal, CCI and Speer Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Daily News, Federal, Vista Outdoors, CCI, Speer, Ammunition, Speer Ammunition, Federal CCI, 2021 Price Increases, Price Increases for Federal CCI


MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion

MadeiraMadeira, the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage financing from investors led by SoftBank’s Latin American investment fund and the Brazilian public and private investment firm, Dynamo. An online marketplace specializing in home products, MadeiraMadeira offers roughly 300,000 products so customers can build furnish, renovate and decorate their homes. Founded in 2009 by Daniel Scandian, Marcelo Scandian and Robson Privado , ...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, E-commerce, Companies, Online Shopping, Ikea, Brazil, Online Marketplace, Dynamo, Retailers, Leader, Latin America, Founder, Partner, Wayfair


Alleged Maglula Counterfeits Instigate Amazon Inventory Inspection

A United States court has recently ruled that online retail giant Amazon.com must submit itself to an inventory inspection over claims by Maglula that Amazon has been a direct seller of Maglula counterfeits. Alleged Maglula Counterfeits Instigate Amazon Inventory Inspection For those who don’t know, Maglula is an Israeli-based company that makes various magazine loaders […] Read More … The post Alleged Maglula Counterfeits Instigate Amazon Inventory Inspection appeared first on The Firearm Blog...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Companies, United States, Counterfeits, Daily News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Maglula, Amazon Inventory Inspection


Niantic buys competitive gaming platform Mayhem

Pokèmon Go creator Niantic has acquired a small SF gaming startup building a league and tournament organization platform to help gamers create their own communities around popular titles. Mayhem was in Y Combinator’s winter 2018 batch and went onto raise $5.7 million in funding according to Crunchbase. Other backers include Accel, which led the startup’s Series A in 2018, Afore Capital and NextGen Venture Partners. The startup’s focus has shifted quite a bit since its initial YC debut, when...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Y Combinator, Tech, Companies, Augmented Reality, Accel, Startup Company, Crunchbase, Exit, Niantic, NextGen Venture Partners, Afore Capital, VISOR, Ivan Zhou


Organizational Learning And Competitive Advantage

There’s an old saying that change is the only constant in business. If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is to remind us of the enduring truth of this adage and of the fundamental imperative for companies to keep learning. Companies master change only by keeping up and adapting as conditions evolve. Today’s knowledge won’t help with tomorrow’s challenges. Only organizations that put a premium on learning will survive, much less thrive. Yet learning is given short shrift by mos...
Tags: Companies, Kantar, Branding, Mark, Walker Smith, Brand Culture, Mark Visser


Introducing the New P50 5.7x28mm Pistol from KelTec

Just in time for TFB’s Gun Fest 2021 KelTec has dropped an interesting new pistol into the firearms market with the KelTec P50. The P50 is a unique looking pistol chambered in the 5.7×28mm cartridge and uses genuine FN P90 magazines, although in the P50 the magazines feed upside down! The KelTec P50 pistol will begin […] Read More … The post Introducing the New P50 5.7x28mm Pistol from KelTec appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Daily News, Keltec, New Guns, Pistols, P50, 5.7x28mm, KelTec P50


The Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan healthcare joint venture is officially ending

A somewhat nebulous, but high-profile and potentially heavily-moneyed joint venture is coming to an end: Haven, the JV created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, is being “disbanded” according to CNBC, three years after its original formation. One of the main reasons is that each partner in the venture was apparently just pursuing their own very different strategic approach to their respective healthcare challenges, meaning their really wasn’t much joint in the joint venture...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Washington, Finance, Tech, Companies, Healthcare, Berkshire Hathaway, Financial Services, Cnbc, JPMorgan Chase, Amazon Berkshire Hathaway, Meanwhile Amazon, Amazon JPMorgan, Amazon Berkshire Hathaway JPMorgan


Color raises $167 million funding at $1.5 billion valuation to expand ‘last mile’ of US health infrastructure

Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to $278 million, with its latest large round intended to help it build on a record year of growth in 2020 with even more expansion to help put in place key health infrastructure systems across the U.S. — including those related to the “last mile” delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. This latest investment ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Startups, TC, Uber, Business, Funding, US, San Francisco, Tech, Customer Experience, Economy, Companies, United States, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry


Color raises $167 million funding at $1.5 billion valuation to expand ‘last mile’ of U.S. health infrastructure

Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizeable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to $278 million, with its latest large round intended to help it build on a record year of growth in 2020 with even more expansion to help put in place key health infrastructure systems across the U.S. – including those related to the “last mile” delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. This latest investment...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Startups, TC, Uber, Business, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Customer Experience, Economy, Companies, United States, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Online Sales


Teledyne to acquire FLIR in $8 billion cash and stock deal

Industrial sensor giant Teledyne is set to acquire sensing company FLIR in a deal valued at around $8 billion in a mix of stock and cash, pending approvals with an expected closing date sometime in the middle of this year. While both companies make sensors, aimed primarily at industrial and commercial customers, they actually focus on different specialties that Teledyne said in a press release makes FLIR’s business complimentary to, rather than competitive with, its existing offerings. FLIR’s te...
Tags: Iphone, TC, California, Tech, Nasa, Companies, Surveillance, Healthcare, Thermal Imaging, Flir, Aerospace, Mobile Devices, Digital Imaging, Teledyne, Imaging


After burning through $2 billion, Katerra gets a $200 million SoftBank lifeline to escape bankruptcy

SoftBank Group is reportedly investing $200 million to bail out Katerra, a startup that had hoped to remake the construction industry with a vertically integrated approach, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Katerra’s shareholders reportedly approved the new investment on Wednesday, with the new lifeline from SoftBank coming on top of roughly $2 billion that the Japanese technology conglomerate had already committed to the venture. Funds for the bailout, which will save Katerra...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Companies, The Wall Street Journal, Journal, Head, Schlumberger, Paal Kibsgaard, SoftBank Group, Industries, Katerra, SoftBank s Vision Fund, Greensill Capital, Wall Street Journal Katerra, Kibsgaard


Fluence, the energy storage systems developer, is now worth over $1 billion after QIA investment

The Qatar Investment Authority is investing $125 million into energy storage systems integrator and power management tech developer, Fluence, in a deal that will value the company at over $1 billion. The joint venture between the American independent power producer, AES Corp. and the German industrial conglomerate Siemens, was already worth $900 million prior to the transaction, according to Marek Wolek, the vice president of strategy and partnerships at Fluence. With the new cash, Fluence...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, Companies, Qatar Investment Authority, Siemens, Energy Storage, AES, Industries, AES Corp, Electrical Engineering, QuantumScape, Marek Wolek, Wolek